Trust Again: Overcoming Betrayal and Regaining Health, Confidence, and Happiness

Trust Again: Overcoming Betrayal and Regaining Health, Confidence, and Happiness

by Debi Silber


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Recovering from betrayal can be hard, but it can be done with grace, love, and dignity, using the tips and tools in this warm and engaging book on learning to trust again.

You couldn't brace yourself because you never saw it coming. Your sense of safety and security is shattered in an instant, and the shock is imprinted on your body and mind. Your heart breaks, you feel like you got sucker punched, and the pain is so raw, consuming, and overwhelming you can barely breathe. Someone close to you, possibly a family member, partner, or friend, just pulled the rug out from underneath you-lies you so easily believed and actions you dismissed because it never crossed your mind that the one you trusted the most could ever hurt you. You thought this person had your back. You thought the two of you were honoring the same rules, sharing the same moral code, and respecting the same beliefs. This was a person you loved, trusted, and believed.

This is what it feels like to be blindsided by betrayal.

During times of betrayal, when we most need support, sometimes the ones we would turn to first are the betrayers. Other times, we're saddled with shame and fear. But it's during these times when we need to turn for help and learn to trust again. This work offers support, comfort, and community to those struggling with feelings associated with betrayal and guides them to healing from a painful experience with betrayal.

Readers will learn about, and move through the proven five stages from betrayal to breakthrough, and will be lovingly guided with tools and strategies along the way. They'll also learn how predictable healing can be as they read not only Debi's journey through betrayal, but the stories of others who have learned to copy, heal, and move on from betrayal to a place of trust and well-being. Readers will identify with at least a few of the many people in the book who share their unique experiences. In addition, they'll learn about the three groups who didn't heal and be inspired to take a different course of action so that they can have a more positive outcome.

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Publishers Weekly


Psychologist Silber (The Unshakable Woman) delivers a useful guide for recovering after a betrayal. Silber begins by recounting her own experience with betrayal, notably when she learned her husband had been cheating on her for years. That discovery traumatized Silber, but she found a way to move past the pain—and eventually rebuild her relationship with her spouse. To recover, she embraced the transformative qualities of forgiveness and her nature as an “empath” whose emotions could be taken advantage of, and forged a new core identity. She also makes accessible the tools she describes by presenting the stories of 14 women who survived different varieties of betrayal and recovered their happiness. She identifies five stages of betrayal—the initial shock, breakdown of one’s routine, relying on survival instincts, adjusting to a new normal, and rebirth—and lists self-care strategies (breathing and movement exercises, improving one’s nutrition and sleep habits) and prompts for examining one’s beliefs so as to create a more positive mindset. In the vein of Steven Stosny’s Living and Loving After Betrayal, this insightful work will help readers looking for strategies to rebuild trust. (Oct.)

Lisa Winston

Betrayal is an insidious little secret that can destroy someone's life and self-esteem in a matter of seconds. But in Dr. Debi Silber's brilliant new book, "Trust Again," you will learn that this deeply painful experience can not just be overcome, but actually transformed! If you've suffered for years in silence and have given up relationships for good, this book will be the catalyst for powerful change. "Trust Again" is filled with everything you need to be re-empowered, so you can rebuild a new, loving, joy-filled life. Bravo, Debi!

Arielle Ford

If you want to heal from heartbreaking betrayal, Trust Again provides a step by step healing protocol that will return you to a state of happiness, wholeness and the ability to love again by discovering how to gently, carefully and fully learn to trust again.

Dr. Joe Vitale

"Betrayal is intensely painful but this book reveals the pain remedy you need to heal, regroup, and move forward with strength and love. A remarkable book."

Melanie Tonia Evans

Experiencing the devastation of betrayal can be one of the most heartbreaking experiences in a lifetime. Recovering from this devastation can, however, bring exceptional growth and joy. Debi Silber does a powerful and beautiful job of taking her readers through a highly supported, compassionate and effective recovery journey.

Mary Morrissey

After an experience with betrayal, it can be especially challenging to get unstuck and have the motivation we need to rebuild our hearts and our lives. Debi's research-based protocol, combined with her own story and those she's helped, teaches us how to trust again.

Marci Shimoff

Debi offers a clear and effective approach to moving forward after an experience with betrayal. Combining her research-based findings with her compassionate and inspiring style, Trust Again is a must-read for anyone ready to heal.

Dr. Sue Morter

While we may choose to be more guarded and protective in response to broken trust, it disconnects us from our source, ourselves and others. Debi shows us how to trust again so we can reconnect and become who we’re fully meant to be.

Marilyn Schlitz

The betrayal of someone we trusted can be devastating. As the Chairperson of Dr. Debi Silber’s PhD research study, I read her research, explored her data, and saw firsthand how profound this information is. A specific protocol to move through betrayal is unchartered territory and Silber has given us a step-by-step approach in order to use the painful experience of betrayal as a launchpad for transformation.

Sue Morter

While we may choose to be more guarded and protective in response to broken trust, it disconnects us from our source, ourselves and others. Debi shows us how to trust again so we can reconnect and become who we’re fully meant to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538140635
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/04/2020
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 282,808
Product dimensions: 5.85(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.75(d)

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